Pachometry

The Pachtometer is used to measure the thickness of your cornea.

One indication of glaucoma is an elevation in the pressure of the eye caused by the increase of intra ocular fluid. During a regular eye exam your intra ocular fluid pressure inside the eye is tested by either an "air puff" test which measures the resistance of the eye to a puff of air or use of a Goldmann Tonometer to measure the pressure.

If the thickness of your cornea is thicker than that of the norm, it can result in pressures to be falsely elevated depending on the degree of thickness above the average. If the thickness of your cornea is thinner than that of the norm, it can result in pressures to be falsely lower depending on the degree of thinness below the average.

After calculating the thickness of your cornea with pachtometer, we can then adjust the pressures accordingly to get more accurate reading of your pressures.

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